Sunday, May 25, 2008

Motivational Quotes for the day (Gifts)

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
~George MacDonald

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
~Pierre Corneille, Le Menteur

What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.
~Eleanor Powell

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present. ~Babatunde Olatunji

Friday, May 23, 2008

Motivational quotes for the day (Soul)

To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
~Marcus Aurelius

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
Jean De La Fontaine

Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
~Wayne Dyer

The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
~Oscar Wilde

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Motivational quotes for the day (Personal Responsibility)

Ultimately, whatever is in your reality is your responsibility.
~Nisandeh Neta

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
~Joan Didion

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility.
~Albert Schweitzer

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
~Jim Rohn

A weakened sense of responsibility does not weaken the fact of responsibility.
William J. Bennett

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Motivational quotes (Happiness)

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness.
You have to catch it yourself.
~Benjamin Franklin

If you want to be happy, be.
~Leo Tolstoy

Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.
~Palmer Sondreal

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
~Abraham Lincoln

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
~Nathaniel Hawthorne

A man's as miserable as he thinks he is.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Motivational quotes for the day (Forgiveness)

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
~Mahatma Gandhi

Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
~Mark Twain

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
~Lewis B. Smedes

He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
~George Herbert

Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.
~Harriet Nelson

Monday, May 19, 2008

Motivational Quotes (Present Moment)

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.


The point of power is always in the present moment.

~Louis L. Hay

Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here,

and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Present-moment living, getting in touch with your now, is at the heart of effective living.

When you think about it, there really is no other moment you can live.

Now is all there is, and the future is just another present moment to live when it arrives.

~Wayne Dyer

The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.

~Abraham Maslow

The art of life is to live in the present moment

~Emmet Fox

He who neglecteth the present moment, throweth away all that he hath.

~Akhenaton (King of Egypt 14th century B.C.)

God Himself culminates in the present moment.
~Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Motivational quotes for the day (Confidence)

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
~Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.
~Francois Da La Rouchefoucauld

Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
~John Milton

As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
~William Hazlett

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
~Norman Vincent Peale

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Motivational quotes (Procrastination)

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
~William James

There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back.
~Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister

You may delay, but time will not.
~Benjamin Franklin

To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.
~Eva Young

Don't fool yourself that important things can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Procrastination is opportunity's assassin.
~Victor Kiam

Friday, May 16, 2008

Motivational quotes for the day (Challenges)

I have little patience with scientists who take a board of wood, look for its thinnest part, and drill a great number of holes where drilling is easy.
~Albert Einstein

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
~Mark Twain

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
~Chinese Proverb

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
~Dale Carnegie

He who finds diamonds must grapple in mud and mire because diamonds are not found in polished stones. They are made.
~Henry B. Wilson

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
~George Patton

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Motivational quotes for the day (Faith)

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
~Henry Ward Beecher

The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
~Henry David Thoreau

There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true self.
~William James

Your faith is what you believe, not what you know.
~John Lancaster Spalding

Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.
~St. Augustine

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Motivational quotes for the day (Doing your Best)

We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility.
~Albert Einstein

When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
~Helen Keller

If a man does his best, what else is there?
~George S. Patton

You better live your best and act your best and think your best today, for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow.
~Harriet Martineau

Life does not require us to make good; it asks only that we give our best at each level of experience.
~Harold Ruopp

Never settle for anything less than your best.
~Brian Tracy

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Motivational quotes for the day (Helping Others)

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
~Albert Schweitzer

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
~Nelson Henderson

The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist.
~Laurence Leamer, King of the Night

No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.
~Knights of Pythagoras

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.
~Karl Reiland

How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a weary world.
~William Shakespeare

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
~Winston Churchill

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
~Albert Pike

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Motivational Quotes for the day (Personal Resposibility)

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
~Joan Didion

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility.
~Albert Schweitzer

Accountability breeds response-ability.
~Stephen Covey

Whatever happens, take responsibility.
~Anthony Robbins

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
~Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Motivational Quotes for the day (Attitude)

We tend to live up to our expectations.
~Earl Nightingale

It is not the position, but the disposition.
~J.E. Dinger

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.
~William John Bennett

An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
~Washington Irving

Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes.
~Norman Vincent Peale

Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
~William Shakespeare

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Motivational quotes for the day (Love)

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every hand.
~Mother Teresa

A heart that loves is always young.
~Greek Proverb

Love and you shall be loved.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think lovingly, speak lovingly, act lovingly, and every need shall be supplied.
~James Allen

I've decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
~Martin Luther King Jr.

Love is the master key opens the gates of happiness.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Friday, May 9, 2008

Motivational quotes for the day (Effort)

We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort.
~William James

Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude.
~Pat Riley

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
~Mahatma Gandhi

Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
~Marcus Aurelius

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.
~William James

You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might.
~Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Motivational quotes for the day (Kindness)

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity into smiles.
~Washington Irving

Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
~Mother Teresa

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.
~Kahlil Gibran

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
~Robert Green Ingersoll

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Motivational quotes for the day (Self-Improvement)

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have mastered, you will never grow.
~C.R. Lawton

I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
~Abraham Lincoln

There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
~Aldous Huxley

Become addicted to constant and never ending self improvement.
~Anthony J. D'Angelo

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
~James Allen

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
~Zig Ziglar

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Motivational quotes (The Power Of Now)

Forever is composed of nows.
~Emily Dickinson

Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.

Nothing is worth more than this day.
~Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe

People are always asking about the good old days. I say, why don't you say the good 'now' days?
~Robert M. Young

We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.
~H.G. Wells

Monday, May 5, 2008

Motivational quotes for the day (Determination)

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
~Leonardo Da Vinci

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
~George Allen

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
~Calvin Coolidge

Tough times never last, but tough people do.
~Dr. Robert Schuller

We will either find a way, or make one.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Motivational quotes for the day (Strength)

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
~Marcus Antonius

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
~Mahatma Gandhi

If you haven't the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.
~T.S. Eliot

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
~Mother Teresa

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Motivational quotes for the day (Goals)

A goal properly set is halfway reached.
~Abraham Lincoln

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.
~Andrew Carnegie

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
~Louisa May Alcott

When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
~T.S. Eliot

Friday, May 2, 2008

Motivational quotes for the day (Belief)

"One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine with only interests."
-- John Stuart Mill

"Success is not what you think it is... it is what you believe it is... and most never believe..."
-- Doug Firebaugh

"If you don't think you can do it, who will? You control the most important tool in success, your mind."
-- Jeffrey Gitomer

"Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe."
-- Mark Victor Hansen

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Motivational quotes for the day (learning/education)

"The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts."
-- Rene Descartes

"The great breakthrough in your life comes when you realize that you can learn anything you need to learn to accomplish any goal that you set for yourself. This means there are no limits on what you can be, have, or do."
-- Brian Tracy

"I kept six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who."
-- Rudyard Kipling

"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
-- Benjamin Franklin